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Technical Updates


Friday, 23. December 2011
Revised Advice Note in FSC-DIR-40-005

FSC has recently undergone a review of ADVICE-40-005-18 regarding independence of companies Controlled Wood verification program. Revisions have been made that take into account comments received on the applicability of the advice and the timeframe for implementation.


This Advice provides formal clarification on whether a FSC certified company can apply a FSC Controlled Wood verification program either on the forest resources it owns or manages, or on the forest resources of an affiliated company.

The FSC Directive containing the revised advice note can be accessed here.